Live Virtual Trainings

Incorporating Caregivers in the Play Therapy Process (December 2021 Cohort)

USD $87.50


Incorporating Caregivers in the Play Therapy Process


ACCESS DATES: December 3, 2021-February 1, 2022

INSTRUCTOR: Tania Johnson, R.Psych., RPT

In this workshop attendees will learn to integrate family therapy and parent-lead activities into the play therapy room. Therapists learn how to train and supervise parents as they conduct special child-centered play sessions with their own children. These directives are designed to resolve presenting problems while strengthening family relationships.


  • Assist parents in generalizing the use of the play skills to everyday life situations
  • Learn how to discuss themes of the play sessions with parents to further their understanding of the child and the relationship
  • Help parents understand the value and importance play and their involvement in their children’s treatment
  • Help caregivers set up parent-child play sessions, and give constructive feedback to improve their skills


Online via Learning Portal on Institute of Child Psychology website; sessions will be pre-recorded and available to view for 60 days after December 3, 2021. 


This training is aimed at introducing mental health professionals (minimum level of education: Diploma) to the field of play therapy. Participants will explore the basic theoretical and ethical foundations of play therapy, and will gain practical skills and strategies to work with children in order to begin integrating this modality into their clinical practice.  One week before the access date our administration will contact registrants for proof of education/mental health license or enrolment in mental health program, participants will not be given access until this has been received. While a certificate of completion can be granted from the Institute of Child Psychology,  Play Therapy non-contact hours through the Association of Play Therapy will not be awarded to those that do not hold a Master’s or PhD degree.


Association for Play Therapy: 3.25 non-contact hours (APT Provider #20-984)
APT recognizes this course as meeting the requirements for contact training hours towards* their national certification process to become a Registered Play Therapist


Handouts to review throughout the weekend. An electronic certificate outlining continuing education hours will be granted after the training  and the final quiz is successfully completed.


Withdrawals over 30 days before program start are permitted, yet subject to a $100 processing fee


All workshops provided by the Institute of Child Psychology, along with all workshop materials, are strictly for educational purposes only and cannot be categorized as psychological or mental health services.

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